The word "Uska" comes from lake Usken and "Vi" comes from the old norse name for " a meeting place". Uskavi means meeting place by lake Usken.
Since the end of the 1930's Uskavi has been a place to not only meet other people but also God.
The construction of the main building, Bergsmannen, took place between 1907-1910 and Uskavi was put on the map by mine dispatcher Per Larsson. Since he was a child the spot by Usken meant a lot to him. After he finished his studies in Stockholm he went to America to intern in the mining industry and when he returned to Sweden he could finally realize his dream about building a house at Uskavi.
Per Larsson could only enjoy his dream for 10 months before he passed away in the autumn of 1917.
Fabricator and inventor Karl-Arvid Pehrson (inventor of the famous Viking shoe polish) brought Uskavi to use as a summer vacation home for his large family of 8 children. After he passed away in a car accident his widow Emma stayed in the house till all the children grew up.
In 1938 Emma chose to sell the house that the family spent all summers in since 1917. Siggeboda 2:5, was in 1938 one main building with three stories, one wing , two outbuildings and an earthen cellar. Included in that was also a large garden, a parkarea with its own swimming spot. The area was about 25 acres of which 20 acres was forest, The Property was taxed to 25.000 kr.
Det har gått över 75 år och Uskavigården är en av de få lägergårdar som fortfarande är i bruk. De senaste 5 åren har bestått av renovering i största möjliga mån. 2017 kan vi presentera ett Uskavi där samtliga boendeytor och faciliteter är nyrenoverade. Än finns mycket att utvecka, vilket vi gör i den största möjliga mån.